About Jan

Getting to Know Jan Stein
Creative Statement

Integral to my emergence as "an artist" is a commitment to creative aging and life-long learning. In many years of advocating for creative persons, processes and tangible achievement(s) - by ALL - at ANY age(s) - my personal art world is defined by this approach. Likewise, e*maginate, L.L.C.'s small business motivation is about creative and personal productivity, and in statement AND in deed, the company's goods and services promote the notion of creative accomplishment by diverse Humanity. Via producing substantive new media that is cultural, entertaining and informative content, DiDIT Media's digital video and complementary still image creative persons who speak extemporaneously (without formal script) about their unique process and tangible creative legacy.

The accessible, brief, cultural ("easy as abc") DiDiT® concept is informed by two individuals, both accomplished and creative Academy Award® and Emmy Award® recognized writers/and media producers who are my family members, Stanley Shapiro (1930-1990) and Neal Shapiro (1958- ), respectively.

As a teacher and parent, valuing education; visual art and quality media content, e*maginate and I aspire higher to the level of my family members' achievements. The Creative Legacy Archives (CLA) mission strives to carry forward the video portrait, oral history legacy, through T.V.,/streaming media via Internet. DiDiT® Media's goal is to inspire future generations of creative, expressive and productive Humanity.

As founder of the Public Educational Charity, entitled Creative Legacy Archives, Inc., I actively participate in fulfilling The PROMISE OF THE INTERNET. DiDiT Media intends to make a cultural and new media content legacy contribution, reflective of our universal, visually rich Humanity,that makes the Internet a worthwhile place for the more than 1 billion proposed browsers, throughout the globe.

E*maginate, L.L.C.
Services include: Media project coordinating, planning and management with: local/regional; private/corporate/municipal art committees; community art projects events/commissions/installations and all marketing involving the print and television media.


Ongoing Invited, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum Council Board
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Public Art Committee
Florida Center for Creative Aging, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging
University of South Florida, Tampa Board
1997 Founding member U.S. Congressman Jim Davis District 11 High School Art
2002-2004 Volunteer art consultant assisting Tampa artist Taylor Ikin with coordinating the exhibits, sales, framing, catalog design for traveling exhibitions of this artist’s collection of paintings entitled: The Hillsborough Collection: All Things Hillsborough.
2002 Founding Board Member, volunteer Outdoor Arts Foundation, Inc., Tampa
2004 Bow Wow Haus project featuring architectural and artist designed dog houses auctioned for Humane Society of Tampa Bay
2005 Chairs for Chairity project featuring artists designed chairs
2004-2005 Initiator and event coordinator of the County’s FIRST SISTERS IN ART Luncheon, a fundraising event to honor African American artist and author Synthia SAINT JAMES, to benefit the West Tampa Library, and to foster friendships among men and women who support making and loving art.
Special Projects
2004 Presenter: Community, Public and Other Groovy Art National Organization of Neighborhood Associations Convention, Hollywood, Florida
2003 Presenter: State convention Organizations of Neighborhood Associations
2002 Curator, secured significant donation of corporate funding for event Here is New York, the exhibition of photographs depicting the (9.11) terrorism events of New York City; Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, displayed at the International Plaza, Tampa, Florida
Florida Public Art Administrators Association, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum Council, Tampa Museum of Art, University of Tampa Scarfone-Hartley Galleries Patron, Outdoor Arts Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors
2004 Recipient Excellence in Hillsborough County Government Award
2000 Recipient Hillsborough County Government Employee of the Year Recognition Award
1991 Recipient Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Certificate of Appreciation
Other Experience
1976- 1985 Freelance Features Writer, Profile Publications, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Hillsborough County Arts Council, Artist-in-the-Schools Writing Program
Office Manager, Medical Office, Jerry N. Stein, M.D., PA.
Administrative Assistant, Research Assistant, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell
Energy Regulatory Practice, Washington, D.C.
Coordinator, Education Services, American Association of Blood Banks, Wash., D.C.
1971 - 1976 Certified Teacher Secondary Education English, Baltimore County Board of Education, (Grade 7-12) Baltimore, Maryland

1993 - 2005 Hillsborough County Government, Real Estate Department/Public Art Program
601 East Kennedy Boulevard, 21st Floor, Tampa, Florida 33602
Public Art Program Administrator/Staff to the Hillsborough County Public Art Committee; solely responsible for program administration, commission and acquisition of public art; project implementation & coordination; liaison with artists, the public and elected county commissioners; collection management, including condition assessment for conservation and preservation projects, maintenance & repair of contemporary and historic works of art; fundraising, outreach advisor for Hillsborough County Area Transit and Aviation Authorities' Public Art Programs.
2002 - 2005 Producer & Host of Art Works in Hillsborough County Television Program Hillsborough TV Channel 22
1998 - 2000 County staff and Countywide Special Projects Community Liaison, Hillsborough Community 2000 Millennium Committee.
1991 - 1993 Consultant/Assistant to the Director of the DeLand Museum of Art - Originate and co-curate exhibits (solicit/review artists' slides)
Artist/museum liaison, write and prepare correspondence exhibit invitations, promotional materials/brochures/press releases, catalogs, grant preparation, organize seminars, community outreach and development/fundraising.
1986 - 1993 SOLE PROPRIETOR: JAN STEIN/Art Projects
Art consulting services: Project coordinating, planning and management with: local/regional; private/corporate/municipal art committees; community art projects events/commissions/ installations involving the media.
PUBLISHER: With Berghoff Cowden Fine Art Publishers in partnership with Clayton Galleries, Jan Stein/Art Projects has published fine art monoprints by recognized artist Josette Urso.
1986 - 1990 Small Business Owner: Stein Gallery, Inc., Tampa, Florida
Represented locally/regionally/nationally/internationally recognized artists; worked with private/corporate/municipal art committees coordinating art commissions for public places/events & installations, managed PR for the press & media.
1973-75 State of Maryland Teaching Certification Towson State University; Masters Degree Studies
1972 Towson State University, Baltimore, Maryland for Bachelor of Science English/Secondary Education



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